Tsuba with design of puppy playing with a shell

Japanese
Edo period
Late 18th–early 19th century
Ito Masakata (Japanese, died in 1 died in 1774), School Bushû School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 6.3 x 6.1 x 0.4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1965

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and sukidashi-bori

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Bushu no ju Masakata

武州正方

Provenance

Purchased from Chikami Kiyoomi, former governor of Kagoshima, by Okakura Kakuzo

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund